Originally posted on Hall of Very Good  |  Last updated 6/12/12
Alright...I'll say it.  This sucks.

Former Major Leaguer (and all around good guy) Matt Stairs' home was broken into while he was away to be inducted into the New Brunswick Sports Hall of Fame.

And the worst part about it, dude thinks it was targeted.
"Well I've got a feeling they knew what they wanted. I believe they were looking for the World Series ring and, of course, I had that with me," Stairs told CBC News.  "They took all kinds of jewelry. There was the NLCS division championship (ring), the American League (ring), the National League ring, my wife's National League pendant, watches and jewellery and stuff. So there was quite a bit of stuff stolen."

The 19-year big leaguer also added that the thieves weren't very smart.

"If they're trying to pawn off my rings, they have my name and the year and all that stuff," Stairs said.  "So, if you get a 16, 17, 18-year-old punk who's trying to sell stuff to the pawn shops, we talked to all the pawn shops and gave them a heads-up."

The slugger retired from baseball last August and with 265 career home runs, 897 RBI and a .263 batting average.  He holds Major League records for the most pinch-hit home runs (23) and the most teams played for (13). 

Stairs won a World Series title with the Philadelphia Phillies in 2008 and even hit a game-winning home run in Game 4 of the National League Championship Series.


This article first appeared on Hall of Very Good and was syndicated with permission.

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